< back to poems list

The Beautiful Game by Connaire Kensit

Arts Richmond

Online - 13 February 2021

The Beautiful Game by Connaire Kensit

Luther poets had a session on ‘free verse’―poetry without a rhythmic pattern, known for the past hundred and ten years or so as Modern.  I don’t feel confident using this style,  but made this attempt. 

The Beautiful Game                           

Ref said my goal didn’t count: I was offside.        
     What’s “offside”, Dad?              
            Can you explain me the rule? 

The game’s beauty doesn’t lie in rules and regulations, my son,          
     but in the poetry-in-motion of pass            
               and strike,                  
          the joy of jostling, the swish                  
               of the whistling wind . . .    

You don’t understand the offside rule either, do you Dad?

     By Connaire Kensit 

 

Copies of the ‘ABOUT TIME’ Anthology, which consists of shortlisted entries from The Roger McGough Poetry Prize can be purchased for £5, including P&P from ArtsRichmond

.http://www.artsrichmond.org.uk/event-detail.php?eventid=8045&catid=2&id=43


The Beautiful Game

back to top

What's on

Today

14

This month

Apr

Where

Arts Richmond Events

Talking Lockdown

Arts Richmond has organised a series of short Zoom talks from representatives of the arts and media.

Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

more details >


The Roger McGough Annual Poetry Prize 2020

Roger McGough

more details >